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Our practical sports bikes, a pair of Harris Magnum 4s,  are tied down in the hold of the ship as we cruise across the Bay of Biscay, heading for Bilbao. We have taken the slow boat from Portsmouth, leaving Sunday night, arriving early Tuesday morning leaving us with a full day of riding ahead.  One […]


Dal Lake, Srinagar, India

Described as the Jewel in the crown of Kashmir, Dal Lake in Srinagar provides a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the main town.  We stay on one of the many house boats, reached by water taxi. Every morning there is a farmers market were the locals meet and trade goods, we rise […]


Bol D Or

With the announcement that the Bol D Or is returning to its spiritual home, Paul Ricard there is no question, we are going.  The Bol has in the past been run at Le mans and in more recent times at Magny Cours but Ricard is regarded by many as the true home of the Bol. […]



Have we mentioned we like hills and mountains, seems you can grow stuff on them as well as paddle and ride down them. We visited Cafe Cristina in the hills above Paraiso and took a tour to see how our favourite morning drink took shape.  Organically grown at a height of 1300metres, coffee produced here […]


Giving Something Back

by Jo Canoeing in Nepal, in Africa, South America and other far-flung places is an amazing experience, not only for the biggest, steepest, scariest rivers in the world and breath-taking scenery, but also for the vastly different cultures and hospitality of the people we meet river guides become firm friends, families in incredibly remote villages […]